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    BRITISH AMMONITE
    Paracoroniceras lyra
    Jurassic, Lower Lias
    Jurassic Coast, West Dorset, UK

    A lovely example of a classic British ammonite, the gentle contours of its ribbed shell colored a warm brown. The Jurassic coast on the English Channel is a World Heritage site; famous for its abundant Jurassic fossil deposits (it has yielded treasures from both the Triassic and Cretaceous periods). Houses and cottages throughout the area can be seen with ammonites of all sizes built into their brick and stone work, and even a casual stroller along one of the many beaches is likely to come across some relic of millions of years ago. However, one would be extremely lucky to stumble across an example of this size and quality. It is set in the original matrix and measures 12¾ inches across.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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